Liverpool Fc Host Launch Of This Is Anfield
22 Nov 2002
The official limited edition history of Liverpool FC was launched on Monday 18th November to great acclaim at Anfield. Over 20 players turned out at the club to toast the books completion, including Ron Yeats, Ian St John, Ian Callaghan, Sir Roger Hunt, Brian Hall, Tony Hately, Phil Neal, Jimmy Case, Mark Lawrenson and John Aldridge. Jimmy Tarbuck presided over the press conference, and praised the book as 'wonderful', adding to our competition winners who were attending, 'You've got a book for all seasons here. And the people who are lucky enough to have won one, you will treasure it. It'll never get stolen, it's too bloody heavy.'
Genesis is making a donation of thanks to the Former Players Association for each copy sold, and their chairman, Ian St John, also spoke on plans to donate the proceeds from This Is Anfield to the Liverpool office of The Parkinson's Disease Society.
Each contributor was then presented with their complimentary copy and almost every player was quick to have their copy's list of signatories added to by their former team-mates. Ron Yeats summed up the players' consensus on the book: 'I'll take a few days and I'll really go through it. It's so nice to know and see, and read, about all the other lads here.' Ray Kennedy added, 'The book itself looks brilliant. It is like seeing a little bit of your life on the page.'
You can order This Is Anfield online now.
Visit the Picture House, which features two QuickTime movies on This Is Anfield. The first features former players giving us their first reactions to This Is Anfield at the book's launch. The second features Liverpool legends - and This Is Anfield contributors - Ron Yeats, Ian Callaghan and Ian St John paying tribute to Bill Shankly.